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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age
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The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age

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A compelling argument that the time has come to use what we know about the fascinating and diverse inner lives of other animals on their behalf
Wide-ranging studies of animal intelligence and emotions have enabled us to learn ever more about what animals think, feel, and want. However, this knowledge is not necessarily translating into more compassionate and respectful treatment of animals. The Animals Agenda critically addresses our relationships with animals in factory farms, research labs, and entertainment venues, as well as our interactions with pets and wildlife, exploring what we know of their capacity not only for pain and frustration but also joy and empathy. Using the latest science, renowned animal expert Marc Bekoff and leading bioethicist Jessica Pierce argue for a paradigm shift. They demonstrate that the current approach of animal-welfare science, while offsetting some of the worst aspects of animal suffering, falls far short of promoting true animal well-being and freedom.
The Animals Agenda will educate and inspire people to rethink how we affect other animals, both unintentionally and intentionally, and how we can evolve toward more peaceful and less violent ways of interacting with our animal kin in an increasingly human-dominated world."

Title:The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age
ISBN:0807045209
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:225 pages
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    The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Apr 29, 2017

    I won this at LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers Program in exchange for an honest review. It took almost 2 months to arrive and came only 4 days prior to official publication, though it is a publicatio...

  • Darcia Helle
    May 15, 2017

    Anyone with a shred of compassion should be disturbed by the way animals are treated within the food, entertainment, and science industries. This book takes a look at all these areas, showing us the t...

  • Deb Stransky
    May 30, 2017

    I am a real animal lover so this book was a wake up call. It had been a while since I had read a Marc Bekoff book. He is very good getting his point across in a way that does not make you feel guilty ...

  • Les Gehman
    May 08, 2017

    The Animals' Agenda: Freedom, Compassion, and Coexistence in the Human Age summarizes current research into exactly what animals think and feel. The research shows that they have much more complex tho...

  • Beverly
    May 20, 2017

    "The Animals' Agenda" should be a must-read in our schools. Everyone should be aware of our impact we have on the animals with which we share this world. Excellent book....

  • April Lowe
    May 20, 2017

    Very well written book on the subject of animal (or lack of ) rights. I found this book very thought provoking and it led me to look beyond what I believed about animal care and treatment. ...

  • Adrienne
    Mar 30, 2017

    I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.I gave three stars because, to me, it was ok (and depressing), but it discussed an important topic. It took me awhile to get through it, and ...